AFRICA: In Burundi, protestors took to the streets of the capital Bujumbura after the end of a two-day truce following a week of violent political protests.
AMERICAS: The Costa Rican government declared an emergency zone along about 100km of the country’s Pacific coastline, after a ship full of toxic chemicals sank.
ASIA: The head of Taiwan’s ruling party Eric Chu met with Chinese President Xi Jinping as part of ongoing rapprochement efforts.
EUROPE: The Italian coast guard reported that 5,800 migrants trying to reach Europe were rescued this weekend as they attempted to cross the Mediterranean.
MIDDLE EAST: Israeli PM Netanyahu is to meet members of the country’s Ethiopian community in a bid to ease tensions after clashes over allegations of police brutality and widespread discrimination.
TECHNOLOGY: Facebook is launching an open platform for online content and application developers to join its Internet.org service.
Nepal: Government asks aid groups to leave capital as aid efforts continue.
Information Minister Minendra Rijal said the major rescue work in Kathmandu and surrounding areas have been completed and that the remaining operations can be handled by local workers.
“In two to three weeks a serious reconstruction package needs to be developed, where we’ll need enormous help from the international community,” said Information Minister Minendra Rijal, adding “There’s a huge, huge funding gap.”
Finance Minister Ram Sharan Mahat said Nepal will seek financial help from the Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure.
US transport aircraft were due to make “an immediate difference” to the aid effort, shuttling supplies and rescue teams to remote areas.
US ambassador to Nepal Peter W. Bodde said the aircraft will “have multiple aims. They’ll be delivering relief supplies, they might do some rescues, they’ll also do assessments”.
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